Committing 2 or more serious traffic offenses arising from separate incidents within a 3-year period of time

What are serious traffic offenses?

  • Speeding 15 miles per hour or more above the posted limit
  • Reckless driving
  • Any traffic violation, other than parking violations, that results in a fatal accident or collision
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver license or without the proper endorsement
  • Negligent driving
  • Following too closely
  • Failing to stop
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Driving too fast for the conditions
  • Improper lane change or travel
  • Improper overtaking on the right or left
  • Improper driving to the left of the center of the roadway
  • Texting while driving a commercial motor vehicle
  • Using a cell phone while driving a commercial motor vehicle

Do offenses in non-commercial vehicles count?

Yes. If you have been convicted of any of the above-listed offenses while driving a personal vehicle, we can count them as long as the offense that triggered your disqualification occurred while you were operating a commercial vehicle.

How long will my license be disqualified?

  • Two serious traffic offenses: 60 days
  • Three serious traffic offenses: 120 days

How do I re-qualify?

Once the disqualification is released, visit a driver licensing office location for a new CDL. You must visit an office to get a new CDL.

  • If you haven't held a CDL for 1 year or more, you'll need to complete all the steps to getting a CDL
  • For a hazardous materials endorsement, you need to pass a separate knowledge test
  • Pay a $35 re-qualification fee

Can I appeal the disqualification?

You may request an administrative review. We will send you the form to request a review with your notice of disqualification.

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